Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 30th March 2023 07:00pm
  1. To note apologies for absence received.
  2. Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

    a) To receive any disclosure of pecuniary interest - Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

    b) To consider any applications for Dispensations under s33 of the Localism Act 2011.

  3. Public Participation Time

    A period of 15 minutes will be set aside for residents of Wem Town to speak.

  4. Council Minutes

    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Town Council held on 23rd February 2023.

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_draft_minutes_23.2.23.pdf176.06 KB
  5. Progress Report

    To consider the Clerks progress report on decisions made at previous meetings.

    PDF icon agenda_item_5_progress_report.pdf128.22 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a) to note the recent planning decisions.

    b) to consider the following planning applications

    i) 23/00909/FUL Flat 1 78 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DR
    Proposal: Application under Section 73A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for change of use of ground floor flat to a studio Flat.

    ii) 23/00873/FUL Edinburgh House, New Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DB Proposal: Demolition of two-thirds of Edinburgh House and change of use to the remainder (the former Police Station element) to create two floors of one and two bedroom apartments (10 apartments in total, across ground and first floors) with second floor remaining as office space (Class E) and erection of 18No dwellings on land at Edinburgh House.

    iii) 23/01083/FUL 26 - 28 Aston Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5AY
    Proposal: Erection of 6No dwellings following demolition of existing disused building, associated works and modifications of existing vehicular access.

    iv) 23/01132/TCA 56A High Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5DW
    Proposal: Reduce height by 3m and reduce lateral spread by 1m of 1no Sycamore within Wem Conservation Area.

    c) Pre Application Employment Allocation adjacent to Shawbury Road (ELR031), Wem - to consider request for pre-application opinion in relation to proposals for B1, B2, B8 employment uses with detailed access arrangements and proposals for haulage yard Reference:  PREAPP/23/00203

  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Monthly Budget report – to note.

    b) Internal Control checks – to note.

    c) Accounts for payment - to approve accounts for payment.

  8. Councillor Vacancy

    To consider and vote on co-option applications.

  9. Amenities and Services Committee 14.3.23

    To receive draft minutes from this meeting and consider any recommendations contained within the minutes.

  10. Christmas Lights & Festival

    a) to receive a report from a meeting held with representatives from the Christmas Lights Working Party and members of Wem Christmas Lights and Festival Committee on 14.3.23.

    b) to approve the proposed consultation.

  11. Coronation of King Charles lll

    a) to consider a report from the working party meeting held 21.3.23 outlining plans for marking the event.

    b) Coronation Champions Award – to consider nominations.

  12. Wem Swimming and Lifestyle centre Liaison Group meeting 29.3.23

    To receive verbal update on this meeting.

  13. Correspondence

    a) Climate Change and Ecology Bill – to discuss.

  14. Reports

    a) to receive written reports from the Council’s representatives to other bodies.

    b) to receive a written report from Shropshire Councillors Broomhall and Towers.

  15. Future Agenda Items

    For consideration Councillor’s opportunity to raise items for inclusion on the next agenda – Councillors are respectfully reminded that this is not an opportunity for debate or decision making.

  16. Dates of future meetings

    To note the date and time of April meeting and agree date, location, theme and format of the Annual Town meeting.

  17. Exclusion of Press and Public

    To resolve that as publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.


    Lease – to formally note the signing of the lease for the Town Council office.


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The Town Council meets on the last Thursday of every month except December at 7.00 p.m in the Meeting Room, Wem Library High Street  Wem.
The Town Council meeting starts with Public Question time and residents can attend and raise issues with the members.
A copy of the agenda for these meetings is displayed on the notice board outside the Town Hall, High Street and on this website.